Bon Jovi is one of those guy who you don’t even know you’d miss until you think (for a period of about 45 minutes yesterday thanks to this fake post that went viral) that he might be dead.
There are two things I’m taking from this latest wildly viral celebrity death hoax:
1) Bon Jovi is not dead, as proven by the picture he posted yesterday afternoon.
2) I’m doing this whole internet thing all wrong. Why blog every day trying to slowly build a fan base, increase page views and time on site, and hopefully get some respectable SEO stats than can be used to parlay my hard work and clever writing into something more, when all you really need to do post a fake random celeb death. With all that in mind, I’d like to take a moment and say:
Steve Jobs died yesterday and it’s a real bummer. Considering my last 3 laptops have been Macs, I’m on my second iPhone and I pretty much can’t remember a time when I sweat on purpose without an iPod nearby, he’s really been a daily part of my life for the past, uhhh, decade.
From now on, instead of getting all pissed off when iTunes asks me if I want to update (no, no I don’t want to update… there are too many updates, they happen too often, they never make anything better, they just leave me in a state of “well now where do I go to find Real Housewives?!” confusion, and they halt all other work I’m planning on accomplishing in the next 15 minutes, so NO, I DO NOT WANT TO UPDATE, ITUNES!!!)… well instead of getting annoyed I’m going to think of it as a little “hey, how ya doin’?” from Steve to me. And for a second it will be a really sweet moment and I’ll think “WWSJD?”: he’d think outside the box; he’d not compare himself to the competition; he’d always follow his dream; and yes, he’d probably update iTunes. Fine.